Apple Previews iOS 11.3 Changes, Due Later This Year

Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) said this week it is introducing a feature allowing customers to obtain, view and keep medical records on their iPhones, continuing the company's experimentation into the healthcare market.

To download the newest version of iOS in beta form, first you'll need to head over to the Apple Public Beta Software program page.

The attraction of Business Chat is that you can converse with a support rep, schedule an appointment, and make purchases within the Messages app without sharing your contact information.

Sumbul Desai, Apple's digital health lead, a physician and medical researcher who previously worked at Stanford, told CNBC, "We're hoping to enable richer conversations between doctor and patient".

After discovering icons that hinted at upcoming Siri features for Apple's HomePod, Brazilian technology writer Filipe Espósito has found references to something called, "modern iPad" in the code strings of the first iOS 11.3 developer beta. The sensitive data will be encrypted and protected with iPhone passwords. Some of the highlights include updates to ARKit, Animoji, and more.

For customers angered by the "batterygate" late a year ago, Cupertino-based tech mammoth will introduce an upgrade that will allow users with iPhone 6 and newer iPhones to keep track fo their batteries better.

At some point your personal doctor may also be able to participate with Apple, too, provided he or she can access standardized electronic versions of patients' paper charts.

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You will be able to take a look to your phone's battery health and this way you can see how you can manage and take control of your phone's battery.

As for the release date of the iPad Pro 2018, there are at least two keynote events this year that Apple can use to showcase the new hardware. "Users can stream all the music videos they want without being interrupted by ads", the company said. This means that existing home automation devices that do not support HomeKit can be made to do so with a simple firmware update.

AML isn't now supported in the United States, but iOS users in the UK, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Lithuania, and some parts of Lower Austria can take advantage. The update will also add Advanced Mobile Location to automatically send a user's location to emergency services. More systems will join in the future. A user then needs to connect to Apple's software system for accessing the data from the service.

See below for a list of what else iOS 11.3 brings to the table. Apple has not forgotten its iBook, and with this update, has removed the "i" from its name.

As CNBC's Farr explained in an up-to-date report today, "It all works when a user opens the iPhone's health app, navigates to the health record section, and, on the new tool, adds a health provider".

The app also allows patients to ensure the accuracy of their medical information.

  • Regina Walsh